Fanview: August 27, 2014

The Swordsmen ready to mix.

The St. Paul Swordsmen ready to mix.

“No one has ever been forced to take transformation if they didn’t want it. You see, the the problem is simply to discover why you don’t want it and then to make the necessary correction.”—Dr. Rex

Kick it!

I know this will be taken wrong but…

…Oh, I have always been a Sofia Vergara fan!

Is the USC, Josh Shaw deal really that big of a deal? Maybe I’m missing something (I know they are talking about a burglary and has now admitted he lied.), but can’t the powers in the media just get back to Johnny Football, Michael Sam, and the Redskins name change?

Both USC and UCLA football players have done far worse with less attention. Then again the Trojans did have that tennis player a decade ago who used the phone in the athletic office to call home in Europe. Now that is a serious lack of institutional control.

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Former Verbum Dei standout Reggie Dunn was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. Dunn rushed for 97 yards, rushed for a touchdown, and caught three passes, one for a touchdown, in the Eagles, 32-10, 2006 title game victory over La Salle. He played three years for Utah before going undrafted in 2013.

Note to Peterson and Barker: How do you like Dee Gordon now?

Note to Fans: Reminder, Rosemead is playing Northview on Thursday and the game is being played at San Dimas High School.

Note to Burbank Staff: Now that’s you experienced Sharkey’s on Glenoaks…I’ll expect my thank you in the form of some tri tip. Thank you very much.

I learned and have a long memory about what happens when I pick against Arroyo…It’s not about getting cursed at by “His Arroyo Baldness”, he’ll curse me after a win, before a loss, and when picking post season all star teams. I’m used to it.

What happens when I pick against Arroyo is they generally stick it to me and end up winning. So I’m hesitant to say this but I think they’re going to get blown out at San Marino Friday night and I think it is foolish to just say they are going to win another Mission Valley League title.

…But I’ve bet against them before and I ended up looking foolish. This goes back before the Jim Singiser days, when I picked them to lose to El Monte in Week Ten of 2001 season. They not only beat El Monte, 17-0, they did it with a quarterback who did not wear number 10, and I had to interview D.J. “Please to meet you, hope you guess my name” MacKinnon after the game.

Former San Gabriel HC Keith Jones, the OC on Rick Zepeda’s staff at St. Paul has stepped away due to a health condition. Former San Gabriel DC Donald Bernard, also a member of the Swordsmen staff, will step into the position for now.

I’ve argued St. Paul might be a better fit in the South Catholic League these days as they do have to knock heads with the rest of the Angelus League. Like Arcadia in the Pacific, this might be a good team that gets squashed not because they are lousy but because the league they are in so good.

Quarterback Jake Maier has a gun for an arm and is experienced. He’s got a hands-man in Ryan Rendich. Developing story of interest is tackle Michael Bautista. The junior goes 6’4-320 and if he has a motor the Swordsmen might find some success after going 1-9 in 2013.

"...A journey we all must take."---Gandalf

“…A journey we all must take.”—Gandalf

Want something else to keep an eye on? Try the Ontario Jaguars. No they are not going to win the Mt. Baldy League. They went 1-9 in 2013 and have changed head coaches. So what is there to watch? The Jaguars (that’s a fresh team name) face Gary, Bloomington and Nogales the first three weeks of the season. The schools went a combined 5-25 last year.

Ontario, with a lot of beef in the trenches (Yoshi Urrutia, Travis Duran, Casey Zendejas, Tyler Baeza), could start off 3-0. So keep them in view.

Last Add Arroyo-San Marino: These two schools have split six contests, but they have not met since October 8th, 1965. That’s right. San Marino has regularly played Rosemead, Rosemead has regularly played Temple City, and Temple City has regularly played Arroyo…but the Knights and Titans have not met in 49 years.

Now on that night San Marino’s Geff Clinton scored two touchdowns and Rich Haley added a third in a 21-7 victory at home. Haley would leave with a serious knee injury late in the second quarter. Arroyo’s lone score came in the first quarter on a 53-yard touchdown pass from Pete Nielsen to John Granados.


In regards to concussions: “(Roger) Goodell Takes Over FIFA-Does Away With Headers-“Safety Our #1 Concern!”—Dennis Miller

In regards to Matt Kemp: Kind of glad the Dodgers didn’t trade him.

In regards to San Dimas: Have they renamed it Zernickow Stadium or Z-Field yet?

In regards to Rosemead-Northview: I like the junior quarterback (Steven Nava) to get the win over the freshman quarterback (Steven Comstock).

In regards to cursing: You ever notice football coaches and players drop a lot of f-bombs?

The Dude abides…


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11 Comments to "Fanview: August 27, 2014"

  1. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    August 29, 2014 - 11:58 pm | Permalink

    2cents, I was talking about the Soph and frosh levels as far as the recruiting, as for this years varsity, if they handled South Hills like was said on other blogs, well then they may be good enough to compete for a playoff spot in the Angelus. By the way I’m not a St. Paul supporter.

  2. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    August 28, 2014 - 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Dan: St. Paul Recruited heavy? Did you read the article? Your best WR is Ryan Rendich. Nothing against the kid but he’s 5’5″ a buck fifty soaking wet. The best thing St. Paul has going nowadays are girls softball and basketball.

  3. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    August 28, 2014 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    @ Local Football Fan, they had a very good freshman class last season. Heard they did some heavy recruiting for this years frosh class and hear they look good. If they keep these kids they will be fighting for Angelus league titles by maybe next year. It’s not like this is the Mission league with Serra and Chaminade, far from it. As for this year, according to other post I’ve been reading it sounds like they handled South Hills pretty well although it was only a scrimmage, but if they happen to be at South Hills level they they should be fine in the new Angeles.

  4. The Truth wil set you free's Gravatar The Truth wil set you free
    August 28, 2014 - 11:13 am | Permalink

    Joe, what you are forgeting is the fact the Shaw and USC both stated that he “saved” his nephew… why lie about it? Don’t forget that the media and U$C both praised Shaw for being a “hero.” What really is the truth? Only time will tell, but if you think that coach Sark and U$c don’t know the really story and than you are just as naive as every other ignorant $c fan. It’s sickening to hear people try and change the subject when $c brought it to everyones attention first. It’s integrity and responsiblity for your own actions. Coach Sark, Shaw and $c have none.

    From Joe T.: I guess, it’s because I just don’t care. Of course I want all criminals thrown in the Bastille, but trouble at division one colleges (even UCLA) has become white noise.

  5. Local Football Fan's Gravatar Local Football Fan
    August 28, 2014 - 8:16 am | Permalink

    @Dan: you must be one of those St. Paul faithful that still live in the 70’s and 80’s. They are nowhere near being in the playoff hunt in that league and it will be years, if they are lucky, before they do.

  6. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    August 28, 2014 - 7:25 am | Permalink

    realTALK: Every year you start out the season gung-ho with a 0-0 record. Give it about five weeks and you won’t have a thing to say on this blogs. You are dreaming if you think Arcadia can beat San Marino in RHL.

  7. realTALK's Gravatar realTALK
    August 27, 2014 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Yo my two cents…. I recall you calling Arcadia lousy with the old Dimalante coach there! Do you even know any of the coaches there now? Pacific is way tougher than the Rio Hondo! Arcadia would be second to Monrovia! Only reason we even heard San Marino was due to the mid valley division being a three school division for the ring every year! (Monrovia Paraclete and San Dimas)! Alhambra or Arcadia this week? Two cents?
    Southeast has about 9 teams who win the mid valley (St. Francis, Catheral, La Serna, La mirada, Norwalk, Downey, MUIR, BURBANK, Salesian,)

  8. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    August 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Joe T: Arcadia will finish sixth above only Glendale and Hoover. St. Paul may finish 1-9 again or 2-8 with their only win against Firebaugh and perhaps Warren.

  9. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    August 27, 2014 - 9:17 pm | Permalink

    St Paul is right where they belong, they will compete for a playoff spot in their Angelus league this year and by next year they will be in the mix for the league title.

  10. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    August 27, 2014 - 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Joe T.: Come on now, no matter how you choose to spin it both St. Paul and Arcadia are lousy. They are like the Oakland Raiders, teams with fans that live in the 70s and 80s. Don’t let the name fool you, the present Angelus League isn’t the old Angelus League. There are no Mater Dei, Servite, or Bishop Amat. Instead, you have Salesian (D13) and LaSalle (D12). In my opinion, St. Paul may never be dominant again. Too many private and public schools in the area just knows how to do it better: Bishop Amat, Whittier Christian, St. John Bosco, La Mirada, Downey, Buena Park, Norwalk, La Habra, and La Serna to just name a few. As for Arcadia, the solution is much more simple, hire a better coaching staff like San Marino. Don’t use demographic as an excuse!

    From Joe T.: I asserted that St.Paul is a better fit for the South Catholic League…and after going 1-9 there’s nowhere else to go but up…In regards to Arcadia, I don’t believe they are horrible. And in a tough Pacific what do you define as horrible? I think they can lose to Burbank, Burroughs, CV, and Muir and still not be declared horrible…if they finish between Hoover and Glendale then I’ll buy your argument on Arcadia. Thanks for the click…and the comment…I should be required to defend my posts…

  11. anonymous's Gravatar anonymous
    August 27, 2014 - 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Arcadia Will run over Arroyo. Keppel did.

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